Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested 30-year-old, Risikat Olabintan, pictured above, for throwing her one-day-old baby into a soak-away pit.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, the representative of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, aforesaid her arrest followed a distress signal received by members of Ibukun Oluwapo Community, Ishaga, Surulere space in Owode-Yewa local government area that some children, while taking part in at the yard of their compound detected the cry of a baby within the soak-away and raised the alarm.34
”On receiving the information, the DPO Owode-Yewa, quickly led team of policemen to the scene where the baby was saved with the help of members of the general public. Investigation later disclosed that it absolutely was the said Risikat Olabintan who gave birth secretly to the baby and threw him inside the soak-away as early as five.am of that day, therefore she was appreciated.
“On interrogation, she confessed that she truly gave birth to the baby, that is that the sixth of her youngsters which she has no suggests that of feeding all since her husband has absconded to an unknown destination for some time now. both the baby and also the mother are presently within the hospital for medical attention and also the baby is responding positively to treatment.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal has directed that the case be transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and kid Labour Unit of the State Investigation and Intelligence Department for correct investigation.
The suspect aforesaid she drop her kid in the soak away as a result of she did not would like him.
”I have already got 5 kids that i’m troubled to cater for. My husband abandoned me with them. So, I didn’t would like the sixth child which was why I drop him within the soak-away as presently as I had him” she aforesaid